Trackpad++ is the world's first and only alternate Windows driver for Apple Multi Touch and Force Touch trackpads found in Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro / Retina and Air notebooks. Trackpad++ driver is free and comes with a Control Module, the comprehensive control panel.
Latest News: Mid 2017 Macbook Pro models (13" and 15") have been supported!
Trackpad++ is developed by authors of the popular Power Plan Assistant utility (multiple award-winning tool with unique Macbook-enhancing features, designed specifically for Windows Boot Camp environment). Also check out the ExtraMagic software (the only multi touch gestures enabler for wireless Apple Magic Trackpad and Magic Trackpad 2 on the Windows platform).
Classic Macbook Pro
Macbook Pro Retina
Supported operating systems: Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit / 64-bit), Windows 8 / 8.1 (32-bit / 64-bit), and Windows 10 (64-bit).
Please note, our driver and control panel installer is meant only for the built-in trackpads of the Macbook models listed above.
To learn about an ExtraMagic (new solution for the wireless Magic Trackpad and Magic Trackpad 2), please click here
1. Mandatory for 64-bit versions of Windows: install a Power Plan Assistant tool;
Power Plan Assistant is packed with cool features for Boot Camp, and among other benefits will allow you to override the Microsoft's digital signature enforcement policy for 64-bit systems. The 32-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 are more lenient, however the 64-bit versions by default require the much expensive cross-signing by Microsoft for every driver in the system.
This does not affect the system security, but allows your 64-bit Windows to use the same policy as used by Microsoft itself for all 32-bit versions of Windows, including the Windows 10. That is: you get a warning window with red header whenever you attempt to install the driver not cross-signed by Microsoft, and only if you choose to allow, the driver will be allowed. While in 64-bit Windows you have no choice at all (always not allowed).
Please note, this is the mandatory step. If the Power Plan Assistant is not installed, Trackpad++ driver installation will fail. If for whatever reason you are looking for other options, please contact us for the news regarding the Microsoft-cross-signed Trackpad++ driver.
2. Launch the Trackpad++ installer (requires reboot);
If you are upgrading from an earlier version, please close the Trackpad++ Control Module before starting the installer! To do so, right click a notification area icon of the Trackpad++ (the small ‘++’ icon), choose ‘Exit’ and proceed with the installation.
The installer works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to install the trackpad driver component and the Trackpad++ Control Module software.
Upon installing the Trackpad++ driver and Control Module, your computer will need to be restarted and will do so automatically at the end of the installation. It is recommended to close the running programs, pause downloads, etc., before you start the installation procedure.
During the setup, a window with a red header may appear. This is normal. In this window click 'Install this driver software anyway'.
Q.: What does the Trackpad++ Control Module user interface look like?
A.: Here is a screen shot. (Note: in the most recent version, both the appearance and the features may be different).
Q.: Why alternate trackpad driver for Windows 7 / 8 / 10?
A.: Apple trackpads are the perfect, probably world's best, touchpad devices. And the MacOS native driver is good: it unleashes almost all of the amazing trackpad capabilities. But the stock Windows driver provided by Apple for Boot Camp is, unfortunately, very far from being perfect. No support of 3+ finger gestures. No accelerated scrolling (yet the scrolling is too sensitive!). Dragging is just usable. And there is no vital option to ignore accidental input when typing. This is just an incomplete list of the issues every Boot Camp user is experiencing. So, the need of the better trackpad driver is obvious. In fact, if you are asking this question, i.e. "why?", you probably had never tried to use Windows on an Apple Macbook Retina / Pro / Air :)
Q.: Do I need to install the Boot Camp drivers first? What are the supported Boot Camp and Windows versions?
A.: Yes, you need to install the Boot Camp drivers first. The supported Boot Camp versions are 3.0 - 3.3, 4.0, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 and 6.1
Q.: Which devices except of the Macbook, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air are supported?
A.: NONE. The only supported devices are: Force Touch Macbook Pro 13"/15" Mid 2017 and Late 2016, Macbook 12" Early 2015 and Early 2016, Macbook 13"/15" Early 2015 and Mid 2015; and the classic Multi Touch models: Macbook Pro (Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011, Late 2011, Mid 2012 / Retina, Late 2012 / Retina, Early 2013 / Retina, Late 2013 / Retina, Mid 2014 / Retina) and Macbook Air (Late 2010, Mid 2011, Mid 2012, Mid 2013, Early 2014, Early 2015).
If you search for a wireless Magic Trackpad / Magic Trackpad 2 driver installer and control panel for Boot Camp or PC, please see the following solution: an ExtraMagic.
Q.: Is it safe to install the Trackpad++? And, just in case, how do I remove the driver?
A.: Yes, it's completely safe to install. Just follow the simple installation instructions. Basically, the only requirement is to install the Power Plan Assistant software first. In fact, the Trackpad++ does not interfere with any of the Boot Camp drivers installed. Instead, it seamlessly integrates into your existing Boot Camp installation. The setup procedure is transparent and fully automatic. If you would like to remove the Trackpad++ from your system, you can simply uninstall the Control Module (as you do with any Windows application - via Windows Control Panel) and, optionally, roll back to a "HID-Compliant Mouse" driver via Windows 7 / 8 Device Manager. When the Trackpad++ Control Module is not installed anymore, the system will use the settings of the Boot Camp control panel, as if the Trackpad++ had never been installed.
Q.: Even with Trackpad++, the scrolling in my web-browser isn't as smooth as in MacOS (Safari). Any suggestions?
A.: First of all, even in MacOS, other browsers do not provide the same ultra-smooth experience as Safari. So, the question is not just about the trackpad driver settings, but about how each specific browser handles the scrolling events it receives from the driver. For Windows, the answer would be - consider using the Firefox or Edge / IE 11 web-browsers. These browsers work best with Trackpad++, providing almost as smooth and as intuitive scrolling experience as Safari in MacOS. As to the rest of the browsers, the experience may not be that perfect. In any case, the Trackpad++ significantly improves scrolling behavior vs. the Boot Camp driver, so you should get noticeable improvement regardless of the web-browser you are using.
Q.: I have got a question which is not listed there! How can I get an answer?
A.: Please feel free to contact us.
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Trackpad++ installer for Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10, version 3.1e:Download Trackpad++ at FileCluster.com
Date of release: 09/07/2017
Please read the Installation Instructions before continuing.
To ensure proper driver installation on 64-bit operating systems you must install the Power Plan Assistant first (optional for 32-bit systems);
NOTICE: Trackpad++ Control Module is free, but requires mandatory weekly update. If the week has passed and Trackpad++ Control Module was not updated, Trackpad++ driver will be using the Boot Camp driver settings, unless the Trackpad++ Control Module is updated. Trackpad++ setup automatically installs/updates both the Trackpad++ driver and the Trackpad++ Control Module.
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